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5 important K-12 conversations on Twitter
Michael Sharnoff is Associate Editor, Online & Social Media for eSchool News and eCampus News. Michael completed a PhD in Middle East Studies from King's College, London, and his dissertation examines Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser's perceptions and responses to peace. Michael has congressional experience on Capitol Hill; worked at influential policy centers in Washington; lectured for the military and has written extensively on the Middle East. Follow Michael on Twitter @Michael_eSM

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5 important K-12 conversations on Twitter

See what K-12 professionals are saying on Twitter about some of the most pressing education and ed-tech issues.…

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5 apps to keep parents and teachers connected

As we prepare for a new school year, many parents would like to know how they can better connect and stay in touch with teachers. Maintaining open channels of communication can…

New app makes reading fun, prevents ‘summer brain drain’

Encouraging children to read at a young age and to continue reading throughout life is a huge challenge for educators and parents. The real trick is to encourage literacy and…

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Six great ed-tech resources on YouTube

Educators and students are using social media to improve learning and deliver instruction more effectively. This learning dynamic can occur by creating educational websites, communicating about assignments and classroom discussion on…

7 ed-tech summer workshops worth exploring

School may last a little longer for some districts than others, depending on how many snow days some parts of the country experienced. But as schools close for the summer, many…

Opinion
The best tweets from ISTE 2014

Last month, the 2014 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Atlanta surpassed expectations. With over 16,000 in attendance - the highest yet for ISTE - educators and…

How-to
Three terrific virtual tours for the classroom

The benefits of virtual field tours are well known: They’re inexpensive—often free—and are less time-consuming than a real trip. But researching which virtual field trips are best can prove labor-intensive, and…

Reading Rainbow aims to improve literacy once more

From 1983 to 2009, the non-profit PBS television program Reading Rainbow helped improve children’s literacy with fun and interactive skits led by actor LeVar Burton.…

Opinion
3 new ed-tech startups you should know about it

We are living in a defining moment for ed-tech startups despite concerns of being in a "bubble." To be sure, in 2013, entrepreneurs raised more than half a million, compared…

New STEM app seeks to combat ‘summer learning loss’

Next month, students across the United States will be tossing aside their books for relaxation and outdoor summer activities. Many parents and educators are concerned that summer vacation spent away…

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